Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (720) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 13, 2016
Marrom escura, de pouca turbidez, espuma de baixa formação e pouca persistência. Aroma maltado, achocolatado, açúcar caramelizado. Paladar de dulçor intenso, pouco amargor da torrefação. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação. Final de longa duração trás um pouco de tabaco, achocolatado, maltes torrados, álcool menor do que o esperado pela % o que é um bom sinal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UjoKlobasa (630) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber color, cloudy liquid with a lot of sedimentation (never seen so much in a beer before), yellowish head. Alcohol smell. Aroma of liquor, bananas, cinnamon, exotic spices. Heavy malty sweet, light sour. Warm alcoholic finish. I really enjoy this one a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1189) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Malt. Quite typical, yet not an extreme Belgian strong. Some candy, some booze, some fruits and resin. Full in taste and warming on the palate. Good balance, but rather low carbonation. A little more of that wouldn’t have hurt. Still a very decent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 butelka, warka do 29/05/2017. lekki gushing, wysoka ladna piana, metnawe, bursztynowo brazowe piwo. aromaty intensywne, karmelowe, toffi, suszone ciemne owoce (rodzynki, figi, sliwki, wisnie), troche swiezyc owocow (wisnie?), troche przypraw (cynamon?), ciut alko. w ustach nieco syropowe, mimo ze dosc wysoko wysycone, ewidentnie slodkie, powtorka z aromatow, ciut kwaskowate, goryczka odnotowywalna, przyprawowa alkohol dobrze ukryty, grzeje w gardlo. w posmakach pojawia sie melasa. calosciowo: klasa. bardzo ladnie zrownowazone. ale... chyba spodziewalem sie jeszcze ciut wiecej.

Rami Rami is drinking an Abbaye des Rocs Brune by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs at Powiśle Gushing i latajace syfy, ale bardzo pycha. Figi kandyzowane kroluja.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaCanard (78) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2016
A peine versée que la levure se met à danser dans le verre. Un régal pour les papilles autant que pour les yeux! Goût splendide dû à une torréfaction poussée qui développe un caractère puissant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1678) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 5, 2016
W aromacie belgijskie suszone owoce i przyprawy, karmel, biszkopt, intensywnie, acz nie do końca przekonująco. W smaku półpełne, suszone owoce, biszkopt i karmel, goryczki brak, stosunkowo gładkie, pijalne. Wszystko na swoim miejscu, ale zachwyty nieuzasadnione.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2016
33cl bottle - none is basement aromas, dark fruit and candi sugars. Flat. Best by march 2017. Grassy hop flavor. Quite sweet. Good but doesn’t really stand out for the style. ABV is well hidden. Gets breadier if not roastier with every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a medium misty brown with a quickly dissipating off white head. Malty aroma, with hints of fruit and wine. Complex taste of rich malts, some nicely balanced sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (320) - FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
Robe brune et trouble. Pas de mousse. Quelques particules en suspension. Arômes biscuit, épices, levure, banane, vanille. Goût caramel et fruits confits qui restent longtemps en bouche. Légère aigreur sur la fin. Texture sirupeuse et carbonatation très fine. Une bonne bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1888) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Saveur. Pours dark, hazy brown with off white head. Aroma of figs, caramel. dark fruits and malt. Sweetish taste of figs, dates, caramel and brown sugar. Sweetish finish. Nicely balanced.

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